Yarra River - Wonga Park

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Yarra River - Wonga Park

Post by ChrisD » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:55 am

Put in about 10 hours with lines in the water at Wonga Park in the last week, between the golf course and Wittons Reserve, and not even manage a bite Bangg . This time last year the same area was on fire, plenty of carp, mac perch and eels. This year nothing. Not sure if it is becuase there is still alot of water coming down river, or if there is extra fishing pressure on the area, as I do seem to be seeing alot more people around there this year.
Anyway, just wondering if anyone else has tried the area with any success, or not, recently?

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Re: Yarra River - Wonga Park

Post by simon2g » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:13 am

plenty of success myself behind the gold course chris. haven't tried it in over 3 weeks but when i was going i was catching every trip. i hope it hasnt slowed down, as this was my go to spot to sink a line with worms

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Re: Yarra River - Wonga Park

Post by ChrisD » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:19 am

Had no joy there either, will just have to continue persisting

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Re: Yarra River - Wonga Park

Post by simon2g » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:30 pm

gday chris, tried behind the golfcourse today for roughly 3 hours. grabbed a carp on bread on the hour mark after that had one bust me off in some snags and than two other bites that didnt end in a hook up instead with my bait gone (worms), 1 rod worms, 1 rod bread. bread took the carp, but the rest of the bites were on worms. nice couple hours

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Re: Yarra River - Wonga Park

Post by ChrisD » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:50 am

Luck finally changed last night. Walked into a more isolated section of the river last night, right between the golf course and Wittons and landed 3 eels. Had a bite frenzy for about 40mins, ended up dropping back to just one rod, rather than 2, as it was getting crazy trying to keep up to two.
After that 40mins it went dead again. But at least I can add eels to my Yarra river catches, but those decent sized redfin continue to elude me.

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Re: Yarra River - Wonga Park

Post by simon2g » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:55 am

what were you catching eels on mate? and were you there at night to be catching eels

i wouldnt mind trying my hand at eels, heard they are a tough fight, how do you go about handling them?

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Re: Yarra River - Wonga Park

Post by Bruce_1974 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:36 pm

Hello lads, it’s been over 6 years, I thought that it would be a good idea to get this Forum back up and running due to the current circumstances. Since the river is within 5 km of of my rental I think that we could all meet up for a fishing session with masks and keeping the Necessary distance apart when the time is right. I have been fishing here since I was a little boy and I have a lot of experience. I have been very lonely since my wife took off without notice. I would very much appreciate it if you lot could get back to me. #WongaParkFishingCrew :gj:

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